The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostSun, 21 Sep 2014en-gb(C) 2014 Futurelex LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngCalls for the US legal profession to de-regulate<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/calls-for-the-us-legal-profession-to-de-regulate-80722377/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/advice.jpg' border='0'/></a>Consumers are unable to receive cheap legal advice due to costly regulation of the legal profession, say academics.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/calls-for-the-us-legal-profession-to-de-regulate-80722377/Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:09Law schools need to re-invent<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-schools-need-to-re-invent-33058214/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/books4.jpg' border='0'/></a>With applications to law schools declining by more than 37 per cent since 2010, they need to rethink their approach to legal education.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-schools-need-to-re-invent-33058214/Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:09Revenues at UK top 10 fall 2.7pc in Q1<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/revenues-at-uk-top-10-fall-27pc-in-q1-38521069/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/sterling10.jpg' border='0'/></a>A rise in the value of sterling has hit the UK top ten law firms, giving them an average revenue fall of 2.7 per cent for the first quarter of the current financial year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/revenues-at-uk-top-10-fall-27pc-in-q1-38521069/Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:09Gattai Minoli raids Latham & Watkins Milan office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gattai-minoli-raids-latham--watkins-milan-office-87832868/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/milan1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Italian corporate boutique Gattai Minoli & Partners has picked up a finance team from Latham & Watkins.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gattai-minoli-raids-latham--watkins-milan-office-87832868/Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:09Judge reprimands BP for wasting court time<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/judge-reprimands-bp-for-wasting-court-time-4594679/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/deepwater.jpg' border='0'/></a>One of the law firms representing BP over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010 has provoked a reprimand by the presiding judge who said that the oli company used a tactic that 'would not be appropriate for a college term paper'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/judge-reprimands-bp-for-wasting-court-time-4594679/Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:09Watson Farley opens up in Dubai<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/watson-farley-opens-up-in-dubai-49692052/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/dubai13.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 13-office, international firm Watson, Farley & Williams, known traditionally for its shipping practice, is opening its 14th office in Dubai.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/watson-farley-opens-up-in-dubai-49692052/Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:09Failing law firms - how to spot one<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/failing-law-firms---how-to-spot-one-63858201/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Failing Law Firm Cover 256 X 180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Whilst economic changes contributed to the demise of some firms, David Parnell will tell The Future of Law Summit that issues around strategy, firm culture and financial management were far more detrimental.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/failing-law-firms---how-to-spot-one-63858201/Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:09Leadership, power and politics in law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/leadership-power-and-politics-in-law-firms-31467848/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Laura Empson - new.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leaders in law firms need to be supremely effective politicians if they are to succeed, Professor Laura Empson will tell lawyers at the Future of Law Summit.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/leadership-power-and-politics-in-law-firms-31467848/Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:09Dewey defendants argue lack of criminal intent<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dewey-defendants-argue-lack-of-criminal-intent-76734282/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_156936455.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers representing former Dewey & LeBoeuf senior executives have argued that charges should be dismissed as there was a lack of criminal intent.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dewey-defendants-argue-lack-of-criminal-intent-76734282/Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:09Trial lawyer donates $50 million to US law school<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trial-lawyer-donates-$50-million-to-us-law-school-64619705/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_148233857.jpg' border='0'/></a>A top Philadelphia lawyer has made one of the biggest donations ever to a law school.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trial-lawyer-donates-$50-million-to-us-law-school-64619705/Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:09Kirkland apologises to chief judge over Detroit bankruptcy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kirkland-apologises-to-chief-judge-over-detroit-bankruptcy-36847248/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Detroit11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Kirkland & Ellis has apologised to two mediators, including the chief judge of the Eastern District of Michigan, for 'any unfounded aspersions' they may have cast.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kirkland-apologises-to-chief-judge-over-detroit-bankruptcy-36847248/Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:09Akin takes London and Frankfurt office of Bingham<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/akin-takes-london-and-frankfurt-office-of-bingham-64404054/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/london37.jpg' border='0'/></a>In total, 22 partners - including a group from Hong Kong - are to join Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld from Bingham McCutchen.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/akin-takes-london-and-frankfurt-office-of-bingham-64404054/Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:09US, Australia and UK top global legal rankings by university<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-australia-and-uk-top-global-legal-rankings-by-university-94630726/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/harvard2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Of the top 15 places, the US takes 6, followed by Australia (5) and the UK (4) - with the next countries, France and New Zealand, appearing in 18th and 19th places respectively.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-australia-and-uk-top-global-legal-rankings-by-university-94630726/Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:09Substandard service admitted by 19pc of law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/substandard-service-admitted-by-19pc-of-law-firms-94826065/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_157430315.jpg' border='0'/></a>Nearly a fifth of UK law firms have confessed to providing a substandard service at some stage in the last year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/substandard-service-admitted-by-19pc-of-law-firms-94826065/Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:09Design world opens up to female lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/design-world-opens-up-to-female-lawyers-74963588/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/fashion1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers are 'becoming the next design stars', according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter & Billboard.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/design-world-opens-up-to-female-lawyers-74963588/Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:09China seeks foreign help to pursue fleeing officials<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/china-seeks-foreign-help-to-pursue-fleeing-officials-49823368/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/NZ7.jpg' border='0'/></a>China's investigation of a former official, accused of corruption estimated at US$43m and of sustaining at least 11 mistresses, is raising questions for the UK, New Zealand and other countries.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/china-seeks-foreign-help-to-pursue-fleeing-officials-49823368/Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:09Gunman kills lawyer in Danish court shooting<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/gunman-kills-lawyer-in-danish-court-shooting-1282790/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/metal detectors.jpg' border='0'/></a>The incident which a judges association has been warning about - the use of a firearm in a courthouse - has now happened, leaving a client wounded and the lawyer dead.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/gunman-kills-lawyer-in-danish-court-shooting-1282790/Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:09Australian firms see recruitment as top weak spot<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/australian-firms-see-recruitment-as-top-weak-spot-8941598/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/australia11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Australian lawyers see themselves as the second most competitive in the world, behind Europe, but highlight failure to attract and keep the best staff as their main fragility.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/australian-firms-see-recruitment-as-top-weak-spot-8941598/Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:09Stephenson Harwood closes Guangzhou office after 20 years<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/stephenson-harwood-closes-guangzhou-office-after-20-years-41910892/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/china30.jpg' border='0'/></a>The London-based 420-lawyer practice Stephenson Harwood is closing its Guangzhou office and may be looking for a local tie-up instead.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/stephenson-harwood-closes-guangzhou-office-after-20-years-41910892/Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:09Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-10385151/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/tv2.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-10385151/Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:09Morgan Lewis in innovative training collaboration with JP Morgan<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/morgan-lewis-in-innovative-training-collaboration-with-jp-morgan-82762896/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/jp morgan4.jpg' border='0'/></a>The two are working together to develop lawyers with corporate experience.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/morgan-lewis-in-innovative-training-collaboration-with-jp-morgan-82762896/Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:09Former Xerox GC sentenced for attempted murder<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/former-xerox-gc-sentenced-for-attempted-murder-25544383/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/white house5.jpg' border='0'/></a>John Michael Farren has been sentenced to 15 years in prison over the attempted murder of his wife who was a partner at Skadden.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/former-xerox-gc-sentenced-for-attempted-murder-25544383/Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:09Dramatic change for general counsel role<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/dramatic-change-for-general-counsel-role-93467716/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/regulation2.jpg' border='0'/></a>One of four predictions for the legal profession in a survey is the changing role of the general counsel.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/dramatic-change-for-general-counsel-role-93467716/Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:09Former US Dept of Commerce GC joins Sidleys<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/former-us-dept-of-commerce-gc-joins-sidleys-61018400/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/US6.jpg' border='0'/></a>Sidley Austin has recruited a former top government lawyer to join its privacy and data practice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/former-us-dept-of-commerce-gc-joins-sidleys-61018400/Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:09Mobile devices are a minefield for law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/mobile-devices-are-a-minefield-for-law-firms-75976139/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/mobile6.jpg' border='0'/></a>Mobile devices throw up a range of issues for lawyers with few aware of device management policies in their organisations.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/mobile-devices-are-a-minefield-for-law-firms-75976139/Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:09Ex-Akin exec joins Dechert as COO<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ex-akin-exec-joins-dechert-as-coo-9152883/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merry go round.jpg' border='0'/></a>The merry-go-round of non-lawyer managers continues apace as James Leary, formerly executive director at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, moves on to Dechert.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ex-akin-exec-joins-dechert-as-coo-9152883/Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:09Exit of BLP's French head means Paris office will become liaison post<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/exit-of-blps-french-head-means-paris-office-will-become-liaison-post-99911173/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/paris17.jpg' border='0'/></a>Eight years after he opened the Paris office of Berwin Leighton Paisner, Antoine-Audoin Maggiar is leaving and the base is being downgraded.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/exit-of-blps-french-head-means-paris-office-will-become-liaison-post-99911173/Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:09Patton Boggs founding partner dies<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/patton-boggs-founding-partner-dies-87991621/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/washington10.jpg' border='0'/></a>Patton Boggs senior partner Thomas Boggs has died at his home in Washington.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/patton-boggs-founding-partner-dies-87991621/Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:09Litigation lawyers start using in-car telematics data<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/litigation-lawyers-start-using-in-car-telematics-data-60856675/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/bmw.jpg' border='0'/></a>Litigators are increasingly using in-vehicle data - from General Motors, Ford, BMW and others - to help them build information in court cases.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/litigation-lawyers-start-using-in-car-telematics-data-60856675/Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:09Lawyers highlight barriers in tax haven<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyers-highlight-barriers-in-tax-haven-52637048/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/bvi1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Banks in the British Virgin Islands are making it more difficulty for new accounts to be opened after a rise in reports of suspicious transactions relating to the Caribbean tax haven.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyers-highlight-barriers-in-tax-haven-52637048/Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:09Ropes & Gray strengthens China investigation team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ropes--gray-strengthens-china-investigation-team-95888992/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/china29.jpg' border='0'/></a>Ropes & Gray, advisers to GlaxoSmithKline in its China corruption investigations, is strengthening its specialist team in order to meet continued demand.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ropes--gray-strengthens-china-investigation-team-95888992/Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:09Virtual law virtually here<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/virtual-law-virtually-here-2273714/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/virtual.jpg' border='0'/></a>An increased emphasis on a more virtual legal profession is one of the predictions made by the Future Law Office research.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/virtual-law-virtually-here-2273714/Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:09Law firms are a rich target for hackers, warns FBI<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-are-a-rich-target-for-hackers-warns-fbi-69970267/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/hacking5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms do not have 'the capabilities and the resources to protect themselves' against cyber criminals, according to the FBI in Pittsburgh.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-are-a-rich-target-for-hackers-warns-fbi-69970267/Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:09Cricket libel barrister will be charged, says CPS<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cricket-libel-barrister-will-be-charged-says-cps-78248361/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cricket2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Andrew Fitch-Holland, of Argent Chambers in London, acted for Chris Cairns, the former New Zealand cricketer, when he won libel damages of &pound;90,000 in 2012.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cricket-libel-barrister-will-be-charged-says-cps-78248361/Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:09Ex-Minter CEO to run DLA Piper Australia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ex-minter-ceo-to-run-dla-piper-australia-54780520/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/sydney25.jpg' border='0'/></a>John Weber, the former CEO of Minter Ellison, is joining DLA Piper in Australia on 1 November and will take over as the firm's Australian managing partner in March.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ex-minter-ceo-to-run-dla-piper-australia-54780520/Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:09Bakers accused of perverting the course of justice in Mexico<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bakers-accused-of-perverting-the-course-of-justice-in-mexico-88666659/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/mexico9.jpg' border='0'/></a>Baker & McKenzie, alongside its client Yahoo, has been accused of perverting the course of justice in Mexico and arranging for a secret meeting between two judges.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bakers-accused-of-perverting-the-course-of-justice-in-mexico-88666659/Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:09Canadian businesses tackle Chinese IP problems<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/canadian-businesses-tackle-chinese-ip-problems-25227654/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/china28.jpg' border='0'/></a>Canadian organisations are registering the intellectual property and signing non-disclosure agreements as the main ways of protecting themselves over IP in China.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/canadian-businesses-tackle-chinese-ip-problems-25227654/Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:09Paul Hastings uses IT to shrink office space by 25pc<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/paul-hastings-uses-it-to-shrink-office-space-by-25pc-60483165/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Manh1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Paul Hastings in Manhattan is moving to an office 25% smaller even though it is continuing to recruit more lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/paul-hastings-uses-it-to-shrink-office-space-by-25pc-60483165/Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:09Australians urged to tackle lawyer depression<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/australians-urged-to-tackle-lawyer-depression-10157913/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Stress11.jpg' border='0'/></a>A research report, suggesting that half of lawyers have suffered from depression, has been released in Australia, amid calls to lighten the load on stressed fee-earners.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/australians-urged-to-tackle-lawyer-depression-10157913/Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:09Jerusalem bar association asked to expel Ehud Olmert<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jerusalem-bar-association-asked-to-expel-ehud-olmert-35989937/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Jerusalem1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyer and former Israel prime minister Ehud Olmert is the subject of a request to expel him from the Jerusalem Bar Association.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jerusalem-bar-association-asked-to-expel-ehud-olmert-35989937/Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:09Law firm outsourcer opens second UK office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-outsourcer-opens-second-uk-office-75118388/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/glasgow5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Intelligent Office, provider of document and administration services to UK law firms, is opening in Glasgow city after experiencing 80 per cent growth over the last two years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-outsourcer-opens-second-uk-office-75118388/Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:09A&O to expand lawyers on demand service<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ao-to-expand-lawyers-on-demand-service-57831985/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Allen & Overy is extending its 'lawyers on demand' service, Peerpoint, and hiring a chief executive, Richard Punt, from accountant Deloitte.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ao-to-expand-lawyers-on-demand-service-57831985/Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:09Garrigues strengthens Peru office through finance hires<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/garrigues-strengthens-peru-office-through-finance-hires-69547949/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lima1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leading Iberian law firm Garrigues has recruited a team of four finance lawyers to strengthen the full service offering of its Peruvian office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/garrigues-strengthens-peru-office-through-finance-hires-69547949/Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:09Chinese regulator denies anti-foreigner bias<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chinese-regulator-denies-anti-foreigner-bias-15146288/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/china26.jpg' border='0'/></a>A senior regulator in China has denied treating foreign businesses more harshly than domestic ones - despite handing out fines to Audi and Chrysler.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chinese-regulator-denies-anti-foreigner-bias-15146288/Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:09Scottish firms feel nervous ahead of independence vote<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/scottish-firms-feel-nervous-ahead-of-independence-vote-42295582/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/scottish1.jpg' border='0'/></a>One law firm with offices in both England and Scotland has moved its Scottish-based cash deposits into English accounts incase problems emerge after next week's independence vote.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/scottish-firms-feel-nervous-ahead-of-independence-vote-42295582/Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:09US law firm rate rises kept to 3.7pc in 2013<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-firm-rate-rises-kept-to-37pc-in-2013-69244768/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rates.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law departments are winning the battle over rates with law firms as increases are pegged at half their pre-recession levels, according to Datacert/TyMetrix.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-firm-rate-rises-kept-to-37pc-in-2013-69244768/Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09Suspended lawyer blames golf and holidays<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/suspended-lawyer-blames-golf-and-holidays-27612618/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/golf1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A New Jersey lawyer who has been suspended for three months has blamed a lifestyle of golf and holidays for making him neglect his files.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/suspended-lawyer-blames-golf-and-holidays-27612618/Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09Locke Lord in merger talks with Edwards Wildman<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/locke-lord-in-merger-talks-with-edwards-wildman-4648162/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merger11.jpg' border='0'/></a>The two top 100 US law firms have drawn up a letter of intent for the deal which is on the cards for early 2015.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/locke-lord-in-merger-talks-with-edwards-wildman-4648162/Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09Hong Kong lawyers look to alternative businesses<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hong-kong-lawyers-look-to-alternative-businesses-29358414/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/HK9.jpg' border='0'/></a>Hong Kong's new Law Society president has announced plans to review alternative business structures.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hong-kong-lawyers-look-to-alternative-businesses-29358414/Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:09Integreon is one of the best five companies globally in legal services<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/integreon-is--one-of-the-best-five-companies-globally-in-legal-services-31871086/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/award1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The legal outsourcer Integreon has received the accolade from the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP).http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/integreon-is--one-of-the-best-five-companies-globally-in-legal-services-31871086/Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:09US litigation boutique to open in London<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-litigation-boutique-to-open-in-london-1052845/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/data7.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 150-lawyer financial services practice BuckleySandler is to open a London firm to help clients meet growing international compliance requirements.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-litigation-boutique-to-open-in-london-1052845/Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:09Bingham partners in London could leave to avoid Morgan merger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bingham-partners-in-london-could-leave-to-avoid-morgan-merger-52176664/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/london36.jpg' border='0'/></a>Bingham McCutcheon's London managing partner James Roome is said to be considering defection if the practice merges with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bingham-partners-in-london-could-leave-to-avoid-morgan-merger-52176664/Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:09Kirkland & Ellis takes Asia restructuring head from Hogan Lovells<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kirkland--ellis-takes-asia-restructuring-head-from-hogan-lovells-69192881/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/hong kong14.jpg' border='0'/></a>Neil McDonald, formerly head of the Asian business restructuring and insolvency practice, is understood to have stood down recently in order to join Kirkland & Ellis.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kirkland--ellis-takes-asia-restructuring-head-from-hogan-lovells-69192881/Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:09Duane Morris & Selvam creates alliance in Sri Lanka<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/duane-morris--selvam-creates-alliance-in-sri-lanka-27995391/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/sri lanka3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Duane Morris has entered into what is thought to be the first US law firm alliance in Sri Lanka.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/duane-morris--selvam-creates-alliance-in-sri-lanka-27995391/Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:09Uria Menendez takes 30pc share in Chile-Colombian law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/uria-menendez-takes-30pc-share-in-chile-colombian-law-firm-21456/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/chile1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Spanish law firm Uria Menendez says it has reached a milestone in its development by investing in the merging Chile-Colombia practice which launches on 1 January.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/uria-menendez-takes-30pc-share-in-chile-colombian-law-firm-21456/Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:09Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-28115142/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/northrop.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves across the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-28115142/Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:09General counsel set to become change agents<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/general-counsel-set-to-become-change-agents-34105819/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/intersection.jpg' border='0'/></a>General counsel have an opportunity to take a leadership position at the intersection of legal and compliance challenges.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/general-counsel-set-to-become-change-agents-34105819/Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:09Corporate counsel reach new level of happiness with law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/corporate-counsel-reach-new-level-of-happiness-with-law-firms-90878238/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/service.jpg' border='0'/></a>Clients are more satisfied with their law firms than three years ago, according to BTI Consulting.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/corporate-counsel-reach-new-level-of-happiness-with-law-firms-90878238/Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:09Cross-border business challenges top ACC annnual agenda<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/cross-border-business-challenges-top-acc-annnual-agenda-37779965/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New Orleans.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) will highlight compliance, cross-border data protection, international negotiations and attorney-client privilege, among other business and legal issues at its annual meeting next month.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/cross-border-business-challenges-top-acc-annnual-agenda-37779965/Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:09The Future of Law: A new pricing skill-set<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/the-future-of-law-a-new-pricing-skill-set-75326782/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/future2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The concept of pricing is currently a mystery to most law firms but lawyers will soon be forced to learn a new pricing skill-set, expert Richard Burcher will tell delegates at The Future of Law Summit.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/the-future-of-law-a-new-pricing-skill-set-75326782/Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:09Duane Morris partner elected to ACG board<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/duane-morris-partner-elected-to-acg-board-90466014/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/phila.jpg' border='0'/></a>Duane Morris partner Richard Jaffe has been elected vice chair of the Association for Corporate Growth's (ACG) Global Board of Directors.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/duane-morris-partner-elected-to-acg-board-90466014/Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:09US legal sector reaches five year peak<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-legal-sector-reaches-five-year-peak-53311633/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/growth6.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US legal sector now accounts for 1.139m people - the highest peak it has reached since February 2009.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-legal-sector-reaches-five-year-peak-53311633/Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:09DWF lets fee-earners buy cabins to enable home working<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dwf-lets-fee-earners-buy-cabins-to-enable-home-working-48609148/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/paper1.jpg' border='0'/></a>DWF has introduced a series of IT efficiencies including a project through which fee-earners can buy a &pound;6,500 'cabin' for home working.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dwf-lets-fee-earners-buy-cabins-to-enable-home-working-48609148/Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:09Top female firm closes in US<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-female-firm-closes-in-us-82281714/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/toledo.jpg' border='0'/></a>A firm known for having a majority of female shareholders and lawyers has closed in Toledo, Ohio after 45 years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-female-firm-closes-in-us-82281714/Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:09Nishimura starts associate office with Rosetini in Indonesia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nishimura-starts-associate-office-with-rosetini-in-indonesia-51246739/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/japan4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Nishimura & Asahi, Japan's biggest law firm, is spreading into the Indonesian market by setting up an associate office with local practice Rosetini & Partners.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nishimura-starts-associate-office-with-rosetini-in-indonesia-51246739/Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:09Bingham McCutcheon and Morgan Lewis in merger talks<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bingham-mccutcheon-and-morgan-lewis-in-merger-talks-72937298/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/boston11.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US-based international giants Bingham McCutcheon and Morgan Lewis & Bockius are discussing merger plans which would create a top ten global firm with over 2,200 lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bingham-mccutcheon-and-morgan-lewis-in-merger-talks-72937298/Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:09Slater & Gordon begins next UK expansion phase<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/slater--gordon-begins-next-uk-expansion-phase-404979/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Derby1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Slater & Gordon has acquired a ten-strong PI team as it marks the international Australia-based firm's plan to spread geographically in the UK.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/slater--gordon-begins-next-uk-expansion-phase-404979/Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:09UK firms to face money laundering probes by special visits<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/uk-firms-to-face-money-laundering-probes-by-special-visits-23276483/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Invest1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The biggest law firms in the world will be among UK bases investigated by specialist teams to see if they are enabling criminals to launder money.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/uk-firms-to-face-money-laundering-probes-by-special-visits-23276483/Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:09Fraud charges reinstated against Cahill Gordon over asbestos case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fraud-charges-reinstated-against-cahill-gordon-over-asbestos-case-51392334/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New Jersey.jpg' border='0'/></a>International firm Cahill Gordon & Reindel, one of the most profitable in the US, is facing charges of fraud and fraud concealment after a federal appeals court reinstated the charges.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fraud-charges-reinstated-against-cahill-gordon-over-asbestos-case-51392334/Sun, 07 Sep 2014 16:09Canadian legal aid lawyer jailed after dispute with judge<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/canadian-legal-aid-lawyer-jailed-after-dispute-with-judge-73855700/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/canada1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Ian Savage, president of the Calgary Defence Lawyers Association, spent three hours in a holding cell after a dispute with a judge over an impaired driving case.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/canadian-legal-aid-lawyer-jailed-after-dispute-with-judge-73855700/Sun, 07 Sep 2014 16:09Former New York mayor urges energy law changes<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-new-york-mayor-urges-energy-law-changes-35786882/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Putin1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Former New York mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, a partner in law firm Bracewell & Giuliani, is urging the fast tracking of applications to export natural gas - partly as a way to reduce dependence on Russia.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-new-york-mayor-urges-energy-law-changes-35786882/Mon, 08 Sep 2014 08:09Mobile working presents challenges<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/mobile-working-presents-challenges-3901457/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/telecommuting.jpg' border='0'/></a>With more employees mobile working, law firms are facing the challenge of formalising mobile working policies and managing off-site staff effectively.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/mobile-working-presents-challenges-3901457/Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:09Tomorrow's leaders<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/tomorrows-leaders-92598389/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/leaders.jpg' border='0'/></a>In the world of baby-boomer partners, succession has become a key issue.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/tomorrows-leaders-92598389/Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:09Tark Grunte takes over Lithuanian arm of Baltic Legal Solutions<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/tark-grunte-takes-over-lithuanian-arm-of-baltic-legal-solutions-69330784/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Baltic sea.jpg' border='0'/></a>The move creates one of the largest firms in the Baltic region.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/tark-grunte-takes-over-lithuanian-arm-of-baltic-legal-solutions-69330784/Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:09Squire Patton Boggs IP lawyers depart for Porzio<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/squire-patton-boggs-ip-lawyers-depart-for-porzio-98662071/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/washington dc.jpg' border='0'/></a>IP chair Scott Chambers is amongst the departures from Squire Patton Boggs.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/squire-patton-boggs-ip-lawyers-depart-for-porzio-98662071/Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:09BP faces up to $18 billion additional penalties over Deepwater oil spill<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bp-faces-up-to-$18-billion-additional-penalties-over-deepwater-oil-spill-74854208/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Deepwater_Horizon_fire.jpg' border='0'/></a>The company has been found 'grossly negligent' over its role in the Gulf oil disaster which saw 11 rig workers lose their lives.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bp-faces-up-to-$18-billion-additional-penalties-over-deepwater-oil-spill-74854208/Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:09Shattering the glass ceiling<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/shattering-the-glass-ceiling-90462691/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shattered ceiling.jpg' border='0'/></a>Women have come a long way in law but there is still room for improvement with 11 per cent of the largest US law firms having no women on governing committees.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/shattering-the-glass-ceiling-90462691/Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:09Dubai ups standards for practitioners<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dubai-ups-standards-for-practitioners-65289134/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/dubai12.jpg' border='0'/></a>The DIFC Courts has released a revised Code of Conduct for practitioners.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dubai-ups-standards-for-practitioners-65289134/Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:09Legal market undergoes structural change<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/legal-market-undergoes-structural-change-17662717/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/structural.jpg' border='0'/></a>Competition is causing accelerated consolidation and mergers amongst law firms, but, whilst inevitable, are not ends unto themselves, says 3M counsel Joseph Otterstetter.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/legal-market-undergoes-structural-change-17662717/Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:09Five tips for a dignified legal sell<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/five-tips-for-a-dignified-legal-sell-78880719/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/sale.jpg' border='0'/></a>Sales may be a dirty word for most lawyers, but, says consultant Adrian Dayton, business development is necessary to survive.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/five-tips-for-a-dignified-legal-sell-78880719/Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:09Female young lawyers dominate NZ legal statistics<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/female-young-lawyers-dominate-nz-legal-statistics-90035519/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/new zealand2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The New Zealand Law Society has revealed that 71 per cent of female lawyers are under 44 years of age.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/female-young-lawyers-dominate-nz-legal-statistics-90035519/Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:09Philadelphia hosts global legal leaders<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/philadelphia-hosts-global-legal-leaders-15343224/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/phil.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Philadelphia Bar Association will host legal leaders globally next week.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/philadelphia-hosts-global-legal-leaders-15343224/Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:09Chicago firm takes over Californian insurance practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chicago-firm-takes-over-californian-insurance-practice-25834519/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/chicago14.jpg' border='0'/></a>Chicago law firm Hinshaw & Culbertson will join forces with Los Angeles-based Barger & Wolen.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chicago-firm-takes-over-californian-insurance-practice-25834519/Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:09Portuguese lawyers up in arms over reforms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/portuguese-lawyers-up-in-arms-over-reforms-93020634/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/portugal2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The lawyers believe the government reforms are endangering the legal system and are constitutionally unsound.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/portuguese-lawyers-up-in-arms-over-reforms-93020634/Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:09US companies anxious over Chinese scrutiny<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-companies-anxious-over-chinese-scrutiny-77901000/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/china27.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US Chamber of Commerce has surveyed multinationals doing business in China.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-companies-anxious-over-chinese-scrutiny-77901000/Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:09Co-op legal services report &pound;5.1m losses<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/co-op-legal-services-report-51m-losses-99983733/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Profits4.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Co-operative Group has revealed that its legal arm has made a &pound;5.1 million loss in the first half of this year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/co-op-legal-services-report-51m-losses-99983733/Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:09India's Amarchand opens eighth office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/indias-amarchand-opens-eighth-office-77207413/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/india16.jpg' border='0'/></a>The highly respected law firm will open its doors in Guragon, home to over half of the Fortune 500's Indian offices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/indias-amarchand-opens-eighth-office-77207413/Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:09Simpson Thacher picks up top fraud prosecutor<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/simpson-thacher-picks-up-top-fraud-prosecutor-24740492/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/wall street2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Jeffrey Knox joins the firm's Washington office having worked on some of the biggest Wall Street banking cases.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/simpson-thacher-picks-up-top-fraud-prosecutor-24740492/Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:09Small US law firms uncomfortable discussing overdue bills<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/small-us-law-firms-uncomfortable-discussing-overdue-bills-89073202/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/overdue.jpg' border='0'/></a>The majority of small US law firms struggle with overdue accounts and do not have the business processes to deal with them.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/small-us-law-firms-uncomfortable-discussing-overdue-bills-89073202/Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:09Freshfields hunts for project management team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/freshfields-hunts-for-project-management-team-54046158/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/project.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm is following a global trend for law firms to upgrade their project management capabilities.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/freshfields-hunts-for-project-management-team-54046158/Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:09Boeing class-action lawyers slammed by judge<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/boeing-class-action-lawyers-slammed-by-judge-35665451/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/boeing1.jpg' border='0'/></a>In a rare move, a US judge has ordered securities class-action law firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd to pay sanctions to Boeing over a lawsuit which the firm filed against the company.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/boeing-class-action-lawyers-slammed-by-judge-35665451/Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:09US corporate counsel creates tech exam for law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/us-corporate-counsel-creates-tech-exam-for-law-firms-18810178/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/tech test.jpg' border='0'/></a>Kia America in-house lawyer Casey Flaherty is on a mission to drive efficiency in law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/us-corporate-counsel-creates-tech-exam-for-law-firms-18810178/Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:09Legal departments foster relations with IT counterparts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/legal-departments-foster-relations-with-it-counterparts-7846769/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/it team.jpg' border='0'/></a>Corporate legal departments are collaborating more than ever with their technology colleagues.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/legal-departments-foster-relations-with-it-counterparts-7846769/Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:09Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-59265896/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/nissan.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves across the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-59265896/Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:09Insurance company fires law firms after audit<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/insurance-company-fires-law-firms-after-audit-66250680/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Florida4.jpg' border='0'/></a>An insurance company has fired three law firms and suspended nine others after a billing audit revealed discrepencies.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/insurance-company-fires-law-firms-after-audit-66250680/Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:09UK celebrates 1000 legal millionaires<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-celebrates-1000--legal-millionaires-89153225/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/money14.jpg' border='0'/></a>The UK top 100 firms now have over 1,000 millionaires, according to the latest LB 100 which also reveals increases in revenue and profits.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-celebrates-1000--legal-millionaires-89153225/Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:09DLA Piper merges with Czech law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-merges-with-czech-law-firm-18429477/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/prague1.jpg' border='0'/></a>DLA Piper is looking to extend its presence in Central and Eastern Europe by joining forces with a local firm in the Czech Republic.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-merges-with-czech-law-firm-18429477/Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:09India faces pressure to fill high court judicial positions<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/india-faces-pressure-to-fill-high-court-judicial-positions-68273894/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/india15.jpg' border='0'/></a>One in four high court judicial positions are vacant leading to a groundswell of cases building up in all courts.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/india-faces-pressure-to-fill-high-court-judicial-positions-68273894/Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:09America's legal system is criminalising business<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/americas-legal-system-is-criminalising-business-59126184/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/prison6.jpg' border='0'/></a>America has little grounds for complaining at how China is applying the law to foreign companies with its record at criminalising business.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/americas-legal-system-is-criminalising-business-59126184/Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:09Holland & Knight data team set up research lab<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/holland--knight-data-team-set-up-research-lab-7743047/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/tech4.jpg' border='0'/></a>The data privacy and security team will research and test mobile aps and websites of their clients to locate security breaches.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/holland--knight-data-team-set-up-research-lab-7743047/Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:09